Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano

Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano | Artsite  Contemporary
Artist, Curator and the Director of Artsite Galleries,  Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano has been acknowledged as one of Australia's leading contemporary painters and printmakers. She has exhibited paintings, found object constructions, works on paper and prints since 1981 with over 25 solo and numerous curated, group and finalist award exhibitions in Australia and internationally.

Living and working in Sydney, Tuckfield-Carrano has travelled extensively around Australia, as well as overseas on painting and photography trips to Europe, Asia, China, Japan, Morocco, Egypt, Canada and America. explain with written word is to change the whole process of looking...your mind sees the written word according to learned meaning but looking is informed by ones own experiential knowledge.
What the observer brings to a painting informs a seeing that encompasses alternative and layered meanings...

~ Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano

Artist Profile

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)

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2017 Folded Light, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW  
2002, 98, 96 Greenhill Galleries, Perth, WA  
1986 All Identity, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto, Canada  
1996, 95, 93, 92 BMG ART, North Adelaide, SA
1995 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Heart of Australia, Touring Exhibition - Istanbul, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt; Rome, Venice, Italy; New Delhi, Madras, Bangalore, India; Colombo, Kandy, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
1994 Glare, ARTSPACE, Sydney, NSW.
Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle,NSW.
COFA Gallery, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
1993 ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, NSW.
Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, NSW.
PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts), Perth, WA.
Linden Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
1993, 92, 91 Studio One Gallery, Kingston, ACT
1992 Domestic Icons, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1991 The Persistence of Memory, Artsite, Perth, WA


Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2021, 20, 19, 18,
17, 16, 15, 14
13, 12, 11, 10
Collector's Choice Annual Exhibition, Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2016 Printed In Australia, Exhibition and Book Launch, Spot 81, Chippendale, Sydney, NSW
Sydney Printmakers 55th Anniversary (1961-2016), Artsite Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2015 Fun & Games, curated by Akky Van Ogtrop, President of Print Council of Australia, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney, NSW
2014 The Exuberance of Summer, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
2014, 13 Australian Watercolour Institute, 90th Anniversary Exhibition 2013-2014. Gosford Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2013 25×25: Contemporary Japanese and Australian Printmaking,The Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney NSW
2012 New Directions, (Touring Exhibition) Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW and The Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Sydney Mix 2012, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2012, 97, 95, 93 Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland NSW.
2011 Hot Off The Press Sydney Printmakers 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Manly Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Sydney Printmakers Touring Exhibition, Moree Plains Regional Gallery, NSW
A Moveable Feast, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
Sydney Printmakers, Atelier Skara, Norway
2010 Colour Loudly, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
From Print to Print, Hardware Gallery Sydney, NSW
2008 Identity, celebrating 20 years of Atelier Skara, Gressvik, Norway.
Sydney Prints: 45 Years of the Sydney Printmakers, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW
2008, 07, 06 Sydney Printmakers, Taylor Galleries, Summer Hill, NSW
2007 Atelier Skara, Gressvik, Norway
Sydney Prints: 45 Years of the Sydney Printmakers, Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW
Animal Logic, Impressions on Paper Gallery, Canberra, ACT.
Sydney Prints: 45 Years of the Sydney Printmakers, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
Marianne Newman Gallery, Sydney
2007, 97, 95, 93 Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2006 Sydney Prints: 45 Years of the Sydney Printmakers, Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2005 Collaboration: Sydney Printmakers (Touring Exhibition), Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW;
Tweed Heads Regional Gallery, NSW
Noosa Regional Gallery, NSW
2004, 03, 02,
01, 00, 99, 98,
97, 96, 95, 94,
93, 89
Collector's Choice, Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, NSW
2004, 03 Scratch, Pull, Grind & Scrape (Touring Exhibition) Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW;
Port Macquarie and Hastings Regional Gallery, NSW;
Mosman Regional Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2003 The Australian Image, Atelier Skåra, Norway
Sydney Printmakers, San Francisco, USA
Love your Work, SI Gallery Ultimo, NSW
2002 Beyond the Surface, UTS Gallery, Sydney, NSW
International Graphics, Atelier Skåra, Norway
Finalist Fleurieu Art Prize, Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale, McLaren Vale, SA.
Sydney Institute of TAFE Gallery, Ultimo NSW
2002, 01, 00, 99,
98, 97, 96, 95,
94, 93, 92
Greenhill Galleries, Perth, WA
2001 Signs & Secrets, Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Gallery, NSW
2000 Surface Tension: Sydney Printmakers Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW.
9" x 12":2000, (National Touring Exhibition of Contemporary Art 2000) Gippsland Regional Gallery, Sale, VIC;
Parramatta Riverside Theatre Gallery Space, Sydney, NSW;

Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW;
Kick Arts Gallery, Cairns, Qld;
Tennant Creek Civic Hall, Tennant Creek, NT;
CASSpace, Melbourne, VIC
1999 Revelations, UTS Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Sydney Printmakers, Australia and Grabadores De Chili, International Cultural Exchange Exhibition,
Museum of Modern Art, University of Chile, Chile

Sydney Printmakers, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile
9' x 12' 1999, (National Touring Exhibition of Contemporary Art 1999)Steps Gallery, Melbourne, VIC;
Old Bakery, 8th Gallery, Maylands, WA;
Flinders University Union Gallery, SA;
Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
International Cultural Exchange Exhibition of Prints: Sydney Printmakers and Printmakers of Chile, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney, NSW
Lake Russell Regional Gallery, NSW
1999, 98 Text: Sydney Printmakers, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney, NSW
1998 Sydney Printmakers Travelling North, Lake Russell Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW;
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, NSW.
Sydney Printmakers: Exhibiting Members, Foyer Gallery, University of Western Sydney, NSW
1998, 97 9' x 12': 1997/98 (National Touring Exhibition of Contemporary Art 1997/8),Blackwood Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Seymour Centre Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Tennant Creek Civic Hall, Tennant Creek, NT
Craft Council of Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
Zone Gallery, Adelaide, SA
Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, TAS.
1997 Finalist Exhibition, Australian Printmedia Awards, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW
36th Annual Sydney Printmakers Exhibition, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Exposé: Works by Members of Sydney Printmakers, Sir Hermann Black Gallery,University of Sydney, NSW
1997, 96, 95, 94 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1997, 95, 93 Lovett Gallery, Newcastle, NSW.
1997, 93 Lake Macquarie Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1997, 96 NPW (Newcastle Printmakers Workshop), Travelling Print Exhibition,Lovett Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Lake Macquarie Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1996 Cultural Identities, Guiyang City Art Gallery, China. vvvvvvCultural Identities, Guizhou College of Fine Arts Gallery, China.
Borderlines: An Exhibition of Artists’ Prints by Sydney Printmakers & Studio One, Canberra,Workshop Arts Centre Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Sydney Printmakers, Burnie Regional Gallery, Tasmania
35th Annual Members Exhibition, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Perception: An Exhibition of Sydney Printmakers, Golden Canvas Gallery, Balmain, NSW
Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, NSW.
Staff Exhibition, Cell Block, NAS. Sydney, NSW.
Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
1995 Borderlines, Spiral Arm, Gallery, CanberraI
WOP (International Works on Paper Fair), State Library, NSW.
OutPost Venice, Venice Biennale, Italy.
Finalist Exhibition, Bathurst Art Purchase Award, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
.6x6, Bridge Gallery at the Maltings, WA.
Linden Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.Small Works,
Scope Contemporary Art Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.
2nd National Print Symposium Exhibition, Studio one, Canberra, ACT
1995, 94 NPW (Newcastle Printmakers Workshop), Travelling Print Exhibition,Lovett Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Lake Macquarie Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1994, 93 BMG ART, North Adelaide, SA
Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT.

Finalist (Honourable Mention), First International Graphic Art Exhibition, Art Addiction,Stockholm, Sweden.
John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle, NSW.
ARTSPACE, Wooloomooloo, Sydney, NSW.
Dissonance, Long Gallery, Wollongong, NSW.‘
Cultural Identities’: An Exchange Exhibition between Sydney Printmakers, Australia and Guizhou Printmakers, China, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
Umbrella Studios Gallery, Townsville, QLD.
Canberra Contemporary Art Space,
ACT.ACAF4 (BMG ART), Melbourne, Vic.
Cultural Identities, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
Finalist, Warringah Art Prize, Sydney, NSW
On your Mark, Cell Block, NAS, Sydney, NSW
Finalist, Mosman Art Prize Adjucator's Exhibition, NSW.
IMAGES 2 - Contemporary Australian Painting, Exhibition & Book Launch, Access Contemporary Art Gallery, NSW.

1993 Finalist (Winning entry), Fifth Biennale of Prints - Wakayama, The Museum of Modern Art,Wakayama, Japan.
Sydney Printmakers:Identity in the Environment, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney
From the Inside Out, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney, NSW
Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
Finalist, Diamond Valley Acquisitive Art Award, VIC.
Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
Guizhou C F A Gallery, China.
Steel City Tango, Ube Cultural Centre, Japan
Deep Bite, 249 Contemporary Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Current State, Future Directions (Curated), Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Finalist Outback Art Award, Broken Hill City Art Gallery, NSW
Finalist Exhibition, Diamond Vallery Acquisitive Art Award, Vic
Cell Block. NAS. Sydney, NSW.
Works on Paper, BMG Art, Adelaide, SA.
Campbelltown City Art Gallery, NSW
F.O.E., Ten Taylor St Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1993, 92 NPW, (Newcastle Printmakers Workshop), Travelling Print Exhibition, Lovett Gallery, Newcastle, NSW;
Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, NSW;
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW;
Lake Macquarie Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1992 92 Pressing, Spiral Arm Gallery, Kingston, ACT.
Prints and Works On Paper, Studio One Inc Gallery, Canberra, ACT.
Finalist, Willoughby Art Prize, Willoughby City Gallery, NSW.
Gigmanity Gallery, Canberra, ACT
1992, 91 Finalist, TCU Acquisitive Award, TCU Centre, Homebush, NSW
1988 Works on Paper, Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain, NSW
1986, 85 Our Lives, Women in Arts Festival Exhibition, Bankstown, NSW
1983 From The Inside Out: Aspects of Women's Art. Bondi Pavilion, Sydney, NSW.Our Lives: An Exhibition Of Wimmin's Works, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney, NSW.
Tuckfield, Allen, Crawford, Moonie. The Butchers Exhibit, Sydney, NSW
1982 ATD Exhibition, Art at the Loo, Woolloomooloo, NSW.
Print Council of Australia Exhibition, Print Council Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
Printmaking, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, TAS.
Open Day Exhibition (Curated), Sydney Institute of Education, NSW.
Fairfield City Art Gallery, NSW.
Mail Art, Art:Empire:Industry, Sydney, NSW
1981 Post Graduate Show, Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education,Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW.
Student Printmakers Show, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
Fantastic Funny Fourth of July Show, Studio Facade, Balmain, NSW.
The Print Show, Wollongong City Gallery, NSW
1980 Works On Paper, Ivan Doherty Gallery, NSW.
Post Graduate Exhibition (Printmaking), Wollongong City Gallery, NSW.


Bibliography: Media/Citations/Reviews/Publications (Selected):

    • PRINTED IN AUSTRALIA 2016, innovative printmaking and printmakers. Michelle Perry with foreword by Akky van Ogtrop, Curator, art historian, President of the Print Council of Australia. 10 Group Sydney (Publisher).
    • Hot Off The Press, New Directions, Sydney Printmakers, Celebrating 50 Years, 1961-2011 (Catalogue) Curated by Therese Kenyon, Manly Art Gallery & Museum. pp.11, 62, 68
    • Sydney Printmakers Fifty Years On Catalogue Essay: Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA,The Sir William Dobell, Professor of Art History, Australian National University, p 11
    • Identity Utstilling av australsk billedkunst (Catalogue) Atelier Skara 2008.
      Striking Highlights in wide style of Prints, Sasha Grishan, The Canberra Times, p.9, October 10 2007.
    • Sydney Prints: 45 Years of the Sydney Printmakers (Catalogue) Curator Anne Ryan (Curator of Australian Prints AGNSW) National Trust of Australia (NSW) S.H.Ervin Gallery 2006
    • Sydney Prints, The Sydney Morning Herald Domain August 24, 2006 p.4
      Missing information
      The West Australian, 2002.
    • Surface Tension (Catalogue), Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW. October. 2000.
    • Sydney Printmakers, Australia and Grabadores De Chili, International Cultural Exchange Exhibition (Catalogue) Museum of Modern Art, University of Chile, Chile
    • Light (W)rap Interview with Mark George on RTR-FM – The Breakfast Show Perth, WA. 16.09.98
    • Light (W)rap, The West Australian, April 1998
    • IMAGES III Contemporary Australian Painting, Neville Drury (Ed), Craftsman House, 1998.
    • Australian Printmaking in the 1990s: Artist printmakers 1990-1995, Grishin, Sasha,Sydney: Craftsman House, 1997. pp.302-303.
    • WHO'S WHO of Australian Visual Artists, 2nd Edition, D.W. Thorpe, Melbourne. 1995
    • Earthy and Sophisticated, Adam Dutkiewiez, THE ADVERTISER, February 22, 1995.
    • The First International Graphic Art Exhibition (Catalogue) Stockholm Sweden 1994.
    • IMAGES II Contemporary Australian Painting, Neville Drury(ed), Craftsman House, 1994.
    • Surprising Fantasy in Imagery dominates excellent Exhibition, Michael Hedger, The Newcastle Herald, August 26 ,1994.
    • The First Artspace Open Exhibition (Catalogue) ARTSPACE, 1994.
      Art, Kylie Miller, The Newcastle Herald, June 25, 1994.
    • Review, Michael Hedger, The Newcastle Herald, 24.06.94.
    • The Gestural In Print: Traditional Techniques, New Applications. Tuckfield-Carrano, Madeleine [Thesis: 1994] University of New South Wales. College of Fine Arts.
    • Big Prints Boom, Lesley Duxbury, IMPRINT Vol. 28 No.4, 1993.
      Power of Prints, Felicity Fenner, The Sydney Morning Herald, December 10, 1993.
    • CRAFT ARTS International No.30, 1993.
    • Current States - Future Directions (Catalogue) Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, Nov. 1993.
    • Sydney Printmakers Exhibition, K. Vernon, IMPRINT Vol. 28 No 3.
      CRAFT ARTS International No.28, 1993.
    • LINDEN St. Kilda Arts Centre (Calendar) June/August, 1993.
    • College of Fine Arts BULLETIN, The University of New South Wales. June 1993.
    • Mixed Media Prints, Sonia Baron, The Canberra Times, May 29, 1993.
    • Talent still works in two dimensions, Michael Hedger, The Newcastle Herald, 19.04.93.
    • The 5th Biennial Exhibition Of Prints In Wakayama (Catalogue) The Museum Of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan. March, 1993.
    • Artist Profile, ART ALMANAC, March, 1993.
    • Review, Noris Ioannou. The Adelaide Advertiser, March 10, 1993.
    • Memory Tackled in Mixed Media, Sonia Baron. The Canberra Times, Feb.28, 1992.
    • Deep Emotion Seen in New Techniques, Amanda Uhlmann. The Canberra Times, 18.7.91.
    • Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano [Biographical cuttings on Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano, artist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals] 1900-1990, English, Published edition. National Library of Australia.
    • Directory of Australian Artists, National Association for The Visual Arts, Sydney. 1989.
    • Directory 1988: Australian Artists producing prints, Verbeek, Ann (ed.), Melbourne. Print Council of Australia, 1989. p.98.

Public Collections

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
Art Gallery of NSW Archive Collection, Sydney, NSW
Art Gallery of Western Australia Collection
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Collection
National Gallery of Australia Archive Collection,Canberra, ACT
The MAGAM Collection, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney NSW
Electricity Trust of South Australia
Thakrall Holdings
Sydney Teachers College (Sydney University) Sydney, NSW
Alexander Mackie College (A&D UNSW, Sydney, NSW
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chile
Tama Art University, Japan

Private Collections

Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, USA, Japan and Great Britain.

Browse Solo Exhibitions
Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano, 02 -24 September 2017, Artsite  Contemporary exhibition archive. In this exhibition, Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano, artist and Gallery Director of Artsite, builds on her established & highly recognisable 'Folded Light' series. Taken to a new level of visceral intensity, these works draw the observer into light and heat. The primordial scent of volcanic darkness, a first flick of light, the eternally cycling burst of light. Time progresses in textured bands of individual beginnings, journeyings, endings, rhythmically cycling.

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Night Bleeds (Folded Dark), 2018


Metascape - The GPS has no idea where I am II, 2017


Corporate Archaeology, 2017


Folded Light (Rain), 2016


Summer Pomegranates, 2017


Summers Lost Balls, 2017


It's a Still Life! A/P, 2010

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Metascape - The GPS has no idea where I am, 2017

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Meta Tesserae - Midnights in Paris

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A Bigger Dawn Sky, 2017

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Meta Tesserae: Midnights in Paris III

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